As soldiers fight in more urban environments, the Army expects they’ll need a stream of information. Consider soldiers who need to enter a building and get to a rooftop; the Army envisions soldiers could instantly receive a map of the building and a route to get to the top while at the same time use a device to see through doors providing indicators of danger.
Soldiers also could instantaneously pass off targeting data to others in the area to allow them to provide cover.
Military leaders, including the Army chief of staff, recognize that urban environments pose significant military challenges. As a result, the Army is working to provide unprecedented situational awareness to soldiers from the time they’re pre-planning missions, en route to the target and on the ground.